Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Fine Tubes appoints technical/quality director

April 2, 2014

Fine Tubes, a Plymouth, U.K.-based manufacturer and global supplier of precision tubes, has announced the appointment of Phil Adderley as technical and quality director. In this role, he has overall responsibility for quality assurance and compliance, quality control, and technical and laboratory...

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National Grid provides economic development grant to Welded Tube USA

April 1, 2014

In an effort to assist Welded Tube of Canada Corp., a Concord, Ont.-based tubular products manufacturer, in moving forward with construction of a new steel pipe manufacturing plant in Lackawanna, N.Y., National Grid has provided the company with its first installment of an economic development...

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Kent Corp. starts up two heavy-gauge, large strip accumulators

March 10, 2014

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, a provider of coil handlers, end welders, accumulators, high-speed cold saws, and tube mill consumables, has commissioned two large horizontal accumulators for customers in the OCTG and structural steel industries. The U.S.-built equipment, which handles coil...

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Automated tool change system helps cut changeover time on tube sizing machine

February 24, 2014

AddisonMckee has developed an automated tool handling system for a customer forming tube from 2 to 6 in. dia. The tool sets used in the customer’s AddisonMckee HG150-IDOD tube sizing machine can weigh up to 300 lbs., so loading and unloading previously involved the use of an overhead crane...

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Fine Tubes relocates Indian office

February 24, 2014

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of seamless and welded tubes in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and zirconium alloys, has announced the relocation of its office in India. As a result of the company’s increased global capabilities following its partnership agreement with...

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Fives Bronx announces staffing changes

February 17, 2014

Fives Bronx, comprising Fives Bronx Inc., North Canton, Ohio, and Fives Bronx Ltd., West Midlands, England, has announced promotions and staff additions. Brian Lombardi has been promoted to president/CEO. He joined the organization in May 2002 as vice president of procurement. Before that, he...

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Large-screen TV system displays tube manufacturing process

February 4, 2014

A new camera-controlled, fully electric tube manufacturing cell from transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH includes a large-screen TV displaying energy consumption, the CPK value, the number of tubes that have been processed so far, and the component being produced. The manufacturing system also...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    American to build spiral-welded pipe facility in Michigan

    December 11, 2013

    American, Birmingham, Ala., has announced plans to build a new spiral-welded pipe facility in Flint, Mich. The facility initially will support the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) project recently awarded to American, and later other regional water infrastructure projects. The KWA pipeline,...

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    End mill delivers high-rate metal removal for titanium roughing at low torque

    December 10, 2013

    5ME's CYCLO CUT® Max-Flute end mills enable machining of internal structures in titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel components with removal rates of up to 12 cu. IPM at 45 ft.-lbs. of torque. The 20-flute end mills use shallow, radial widths of cut to transfer less heat to the cutting...

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    Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment - TheFabricator.com

    Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment

    December 4, 2013

    Central Tube and Bar Inc., a supplier and processor of tube and bar products in Conway, Ark., has announced that Brian Moon has joined the company as outside sales representative. Moon has several years of experience in the steel service center industry, most recently as territory manager for a...

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    Cutoff choices for tube, pipe producers - TheFabricator.com

    Cutoff choices for tube, pipe producers

    December 2, 2013

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    Like any mechanical system, a mill can run only as fast as its slowest component. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of various cutoff systems is the first step in making sure the cutoff keeps up with the rest of the mill.

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    TPJTV: Bending Tube and Pipe

    TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

    Length: 12:30

    Eric Lundin visits Falls Manufacturing Inc., Butler, Wis., to learn about bending tube and pipe on a roll bender from Ben Buehrens, owner and plant supervisor of Falls Manufacturing, and Greg Hoesly, president of Boschert Precision Machinery Inc.

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    Forming presses designed for large-diameter line pipe - TheFabricator.com

    Forming presses designed for large-diameter line pipe

    October 29, 2013

    Graebener-Reika Inc. offers Graebener Maschinentechnik pipe forming presses for producing large-diameter line pipe used in pipeline and utility distribution systems. The presses are suited for producing pipes with increased yield points and large wall thickness-to-pipe-diameter ratios, where the...

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    Report says auto manufacturing, rising oil prices will spur demand for metal pipe, tube

    October 28, 2013

    IBISWorld, a Los Angeles-based source of industry and market research, has updated its report on the metal pipe and tube manufacturing industry in reaction to the market’s volatility in the past five years. Volatility in the price of steel has damaged the metal pipe and tube manufacturing...

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